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Stand Up for Your Island

Stand Up for Your Island

 

‘Stand Up for your Island’ was our first ever event, held on 22nd January at Les Cotils.

The room was packed with women who had come to find out more about a variety of roles in public office.  Each table was hosted by someone already in public office or someone who recruits others to public office roles.

Guernsey Press reporter, Juliet Pouteaux, came along and her report is here.

Euan Mahy from BBC Radio Guernsey interviewed our two special guests from Jersey, Deputies Louise Doublet and Carina Alves.  Go to 1:41:10 here to listen.

ITV Channel TV ran a two minute piece on their Saturday evening news programme, including interviews with members of the Women in Public Life committee and Karen Hazzan, an Independent Custody Visitor.

Our thanks to Paul Chambers Photography for the brilliant photos below.

 

Jon Buckland at Stand Up for Your Island event Shelaine Green at Stand Up for Your Island event Karen Hazzan at the Stand Up for Your Island event Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez at the Stand Up for Your Island event Zoe Lihou at the Stand Up for Your Island event Group shot of table hosts at the Stand Up for Your Island event Group shot of volunteers at the Stand Up for Your Island event Group shot of sponsors, Northern Trust, at the Stand Up for your Island event Full room at the Stand Up for Your Island event

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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from South Africa? Please email hello@womeninpubliclife.gg if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 

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Angela Merkel - Germany

Nominated by: Anni Bisson

AWAITING COPY (born 26 July 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth while in office when her daughter was born in June 2018.

Germany is ranked 49th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 31.5% (source: data.ipu.org) 

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Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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